In schools across the nation, NAEP staff administered the long-term trend assessment to students who were part of the NAEP long-term trend sample. Students were asked to complete a questionnaire to provide context for the results. This was the questionnaire presented to students as an intact form in the revised assessment. However, in the original assessment given in 2004, and in all assessment years prior, these questions were interspersed with the cognitive items. In addition, the questionnaire given to the students taking the revised assessment was shorter, as some of the previously administered questions were eliminated because they appeared intrusive or outdated or were no longer supplying useful data for the analyses.
NAEP staff were responsible for the following administrative duties:
NAEP staff receive extensive training in administering the NAEP assessment. Such training includes (but is not necessarily limited to) learning about procedures for the following: